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DOCG area (also Cortese di Gavi or Gavi di Gavi) for white wine in the Italian region Piedmont, The vineyards stretch over 1,500 hectares. The area covers in full the municipalities of Bosio, Carrosio, Gavi, Parodi Ligure, San Cristoforo and Tassarolo, as well as parts of Capriata d'Orba, Francavilla Bisio, Novi Ligure, Pasturana and Serravalle Scrivia in the province of Alessandria. Additional possible geographical indications are Costa Santo Stefano and Capanne di Marcarolo (Bosio), Monterotondo, Pratolungo and Rovereto (Gavi), as well as Cadepiaggio and Tramontana (Parodi Ligure). If the grapes come from classified vineyards, (only for still wine) Vigna followed by the layer name.
Viticulture in Gavi has been documented since 972 documentary. In the 1950s, the "Gavi di Gavi" was created by Vittorio Soldati at his winery La Scolca, who then in the 1970s to the cult wine developed. The wine was awarded the DOC status in 1974, was placed in the DOCG rank in 1998 and most recently expanded in 2010 with additional types of wine. The wine is 100% sorted Cortese (here called Courteisa) pressed. From still wine is also an alcoholic, more mature Riserva, In addition, there are the sparkling wines Frizzante. Spumante and Spumante Metodo Classico Riserva.